Monday, June 14, 2010
Daphne Guinness buys Isabella Blow's fashion collection
The heiress has purchased the late Isabella Blow's fashion collection in its entirety through a private sale at Christie’s in London.
Guinness obtained clothing and photography, including 90 Alexander McQueen outfits, several early dresses by John Galliano, and over 50 hats by Philip Treacy.
The collection was originally planned to go up for auction in September, with each piece being sold separately.
It has been said that Guinness wishes to keep the collection together.
“It’s Issy – it’s her D.N.A, it should not be scattered to the four winds,” Guinness stated.
Hopefully Guinness will be sharing Isabella Blow's collection with the rest of the world, especially since her own wardrobe will be put on display at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology next September.
Image via nytimes.com